arytenoid glands

arytenoid glands
mucous glands in the posterior part of the larynx, near the aryepiglottic fold and the arytenoid cartilages; called also posterior laryngeal g's.

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  • arytenoid — adj. pertaining to two small cartilages located on top of the cricoid cartilage in the larynx; of or pertaining to the glands or muscles attached to the two arytenoid cartilages in the larynx (Anatomy) n. (Anatomy) either of two small funnel… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • arytenoid — arytenoidal /ar i tn oyd l/, adj. /ar i tee noyd, euh rit n oyd /, Anat. adj. 1. pertaining to either of two small cartilages on top of the cricoid cartilage at the upper, back part of the larynx. 2. pertaining to the muscles connected with these …   Universalium

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